Kate Coffey's Saloon Historical

Kate Coffey's Saloon Historical (HM1TI2)

Location: Hays, KS 67601 Ellis County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.322', W 99° 19.892'

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Kate Burns and Mike Coffey ran a saloon on this site, probably as early as 1869. On the very day J.B. "Wild Bill" Hickok became Sheriff of Ellis County, August 23, 1869, Father Sebastian Favre united Kate and Mike in matrimony at Hays City. In early 1872 the Coffeys moved their saloon onto the Fort Hays-Fort Larned trail near Walnut Creek, and there on June 22, 1872, John J. Barker mortally wounded Kate with a butcher knife, for some years thereafter tales of Kate Coffey's ghost circulated in the area.


Hays City, Kansas
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HM NumberHM1TI2
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Placed ByCity of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 471240 N 4302628
Decimal Degrees38.87203333, -99.33153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.322', W 99° 19.892'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 19.32" N, 99° 19' 53.52" W
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Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 107 W 10th St, Hays KS 67601, US
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